Weekly cycles vary depending on the season and other factors, so contact us if you’re not sure. The main club cycles are listed below. All events require a Cycling Ireland license and a helmet.
Winter Spins: Starting in November until mid-February.
There are two groups meeting at 8:55am at Fair Green, leaving at 9am.
- The Leisure/B Group will be starting at 25km/h and going for 50-60km, with a possible stop for coffee. As the winter progresses, they will be building up to 80k rides. There is a no-drop policy in this group.
- The Racing/A Group will be starting at 28-30km/h, and heading out for 80+km. They are not stopping for coffee.
The planned routes will be announced on Twitter and Facebook the night before the ride, but may be modified due to weather in the morning. Pace & distance will depend on the weather, but will increase gradually as the season approaches. If the speed and/or distance is daunting, anyone is welcome to join this training spin, even if its only for 1 or 2 hours. It will help increase your speed while riding in a group. These are winter rides, so please have lights and full mudguards/flaps and dress for the weather.
Summer Sunday Mornings :
During the racing season (March to September), the Sunday spins become less of a race training group and more of a fast leisure spin. We meet at the Fair Green in Navan every Sunday for an 8:30am start. Spins vary from 70 – 100km. Some Sundays the spin might not happen if most club members are volunteering at one of our races, or away at a big sportive, so if in doubt, send us a message on Facebook or in the comments below to check. Newcomers welcome, but please ensure you are comfortable riding in a group, have the equipment needed to fix a puncture and a few euro in case we stop for a coffee 🙂
Tuesday Nights : From the first Tuesday in May until late August, we hold a club racing league, starting 7:30pm at Halfords carpark on Athboy rd, Navan. Its a fun way to get the whole club together, and while it is a race, its not as serious as an open race, just a great way to train in a group atmosphere. It is run on a handicapped basis to allow everyone an equal chance to win.
Thursday Nights: From mid may until late August, meet at 6:50pm to leave at 7pm at the Fair Green. Pace is usually 28-31km/h, distance depending on available light, usually up to 60km.
Underage: Cannistown N.S. every Monday 6.30. Kids Night! A fun filled night for our budding cyclists, a fun + family atmosphere. Call in some evening to have a look, new-comers are always welcome. This where the future of the club is bred. During the winter, we stay on the school grounds where the kids get to practice their bike handling skills and get comfortable riding close to each other. When the light returns in the spring, we move out to the road where experienced club members and parents take out the kids on training rides with the emphasis on road safety and cycling skills.
Note: there is no Kids club on all bank-holiday Mondays through the year.